There are a few decent A-listers out there, though, such as Ricky Gervais, who never passes up an opportunity to ridicule the shallowness of famous people, as well as the singer, Sia.
I’ve always thought she played the fame game better than anyone; be a supremely talented artist who sells millions of records the world over, get all the wealth you deserve, and yet maintain your anonymity and private life so you can, I dunno, nip out for a loaf of bread without being harassed.
The Chandelier singer, best known for her outlandish wigs and oversized bow, however, did recently open up about her family life, revealing that she adopted two teenage boys who were about to age out of foster care last year.
The songstress unveiled news of her adopted sons during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up on Tuesday, May 19.
‘I actually adopted two sons last year. They were 18, they’re both 19 years old now. They were ageing out of the foster care system and yeah, I love them.’
The 44-year-old Australian added that her sons have found adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic challenging.
“They are both finding it pretty difficult, one more so than the other,” she said.
“But they’re both doing things that are really good for them right now, that are really helpful. They’re really doing a lot of educational stuff that’s good for them.”
Then, in a later interview with KIIS 1065’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, she added:
“These boys both had lived in about 18 homes each in their 18 years and never had any stability. They had extremely traumatic lives and I had the resources to adopt them and give them the resources to deal with their trauma and any therapy for their problems and the difficulty they’ve faced.”
The singer has not provided any more information about the two teenagers, which is totally fair, and pretty much in keeping with her choice to stay out of the public eye.
Indeed, following her split from filmmaker Erik Lang in 2016, Sia made a commitment to stay single forever.
While she made it clear she doesn’t want a relationship, she did hit up one of her longtime business partners for a no-strings-attached fling.
Sia revealed in the GQ interview that she sent the following message to producer Diplo: “Hey, listen, you’re like one of five people that I’m sexually attracted to, and now that I’ve decided to be single for the rest of my life and I just adopted a son, I don’t have time for a relationship…If you’re interested in some no-strings sex, then hit me up.”
Sounds like a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.